Eagle’s Nest – November 2016

 

Eagle’s Nest is a little family gem cosily situated between Groot Constantia and Constantia Glen.  A short driveway leads one to a secretly cocooned lush garden with strategically placed tables to savour the ambiance.

The vineyard is set along a steep slope and grapes can only be handpicked.  Fascinatingly, Eagle’s Nest only started its vineyards after the fire in the year 2000 , when it was discovered that the ash was conducive to producing soil for fine wines, and fine wines it did produce with the Merlot 2012 having won gold and the Shiraz 2013 being their flagship wine.

 

Eagle’s Nest derives its name from the only breeding pair of verreaux eagles in the Western Cape, which have made Eagle’s Nest their home high above the treetops.

 

 

Even on a tight budget one can impress the love of your life on a Saturday afternoon by enjoying the very reasonably priced wine tasting menu.  Alternatively for the family orientated, Sunday afternoons can be whiled away on the lawn with a picnic basket purchased at Eagle’s Nest and the little ones frolicking safely in the nearby stream.

 

Within minutes one can leave the close proximity of suburban woes and indulge in a fantasy “holiday” for a few hours.

As Eagle’s Nest is en route to Hout Bay, the red bus passes the main entrance.  So dropping off and popping in is child’s play.

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